Get Out the Vote
by PamFord Davis
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While living in Florida, I worked in the polls during city elections.

I witnessed who entered the voting precinct in good or inclement weather. Men and women of the Great Depression earned my admiration and respect. When hearing get out the vote announcements, I’ll recall who ‘got out to vote.’

We won't cast our votes for president this year but each election is important.

What do we get for our votes?

An elected official might take more than he or she gives.

“So Samuel spoke all the words of the Lord to the people who had asked of him a king. He said, ‘This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day (1 Samuel 8:10-20 NASB).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis